COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Chair
Sen. Will Espero, Vice Chair
Thursday, April 14, 2016
HCR 85 HD2 – REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY EFFECTIVE INCARCERATION POLICIES TO IMPROVE HAWAII’S CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
CAP POSITION: SUPPORT WITH AMENDMENT
CAP Testimony: 4.14.16 PSM HCR 85HD2 EFF INCAR
This reso has only a PSM referral, so this is it. I know that it is kind of weak with not enough time to actually delve into the many issues in our broken correctional system, however, it is a start and we have to support a discussion of the myriad of problems at the very least!
“As a society we’ve become more and more punitive even though crime is at its lowest rate ever. We put people in prison for offenses that would have received a light sanction in former times.” Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, National Academies Press Report: “Growth of Incarceration in the US”